Talk About It Mate is a peer-support community where people can connect, share and learn from each other. We aim to make mental health as important as physical health. The events provide a comfortable and welcoming safe-space for members of our community to interact without judgement and take steps towards personal growth. Our individual stories have to power to inspire others.
I believe that we are the beginning of a mental health revolution. Starting with mental health education in schools and then moving into workplace training, the impact Talk About It Mate can have on individual self-awareness and understanding is massive. It is my hope that the stigma regarding mental health will rapidly reduce over the next few years.
Following continued and sustained growth we are pleased to begin offering Peer Support Groups for Men starting in March 2020 in three different Greater Manchester locations: view our leaflet for more information.Learn more about what I do
My name is Mike and I have managed various issues throughout my adult life. Since 2010 I have been working as a primary teacher, however I am planning to continue my Counselling studies by starting a masters in 2020. Nowadays I manage my struggles well and further counselling and self-exploration led to me being diagnosed with ADHD in late 2018.
What I am hoping to achieve with Talk About It Mate mirrors my own personal journey of positive change and is represented by the personal growth and meaningful connections that now exist in my own life. While we are all unique, I firmly believe the empathy I posses has helped me to provide a springboard for the development of others.Learn More About Me
‘I met Mike and the MeetUp group when I was at my lowest point. I was nervous but everyone was so welcoming and willing to listen that it proved a turning point for me. The ongoing support of the group has helped me move onwards and upwards with my mental health journey and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s a life changer.’Lindsay
‘I met Mike at a business event quickly I felt at ease talking to him and got a sense of support immediately. It’s so good to see groups that Mike is setting up as many people don’t know where to turn to. I think one of the most important resources we have is communication with the right people. Now - if I ever feel as though I need help, I ask for it.’Mary
“After struggling with my own demons for over 30 years, letting them take the form of addiction which finally came to a head this year when I decided enough was enough and I realised was just surviving not living and sought help. Talk About It Mate has been instrumental in getting me to open up, face my issues and realise I'm not alone.”